Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2010 LFE900 Malbec is produced with fruit grown in a mountain vineyard located at 900 meters altitude. The aroma has the telltale nose of ultra-ripe (almost burnt) Malbec with perfumed notes of violets, a little grapy, and reminds me of a Touriga Nacional with some hints of Muscat. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, round tannins and some effect from the oak-aging that should get polished with more time in the bottle. A particular style of very ripe Malbec. Drink 2015-2019.
Our whole ethos of Elevating Quality is embodied nowhere better than in the new vineyards planted at up to 900 meters in the mountain ridges that surround our home – the LFE900 project.
The highest commercial vineyards in Colchagua, LFE900 is a patchwork of grape varieties, rootstocks, soil types and microclimates - a truly unique set of conditions for growing grapes of “Grand Cru” quality in Chile.
|Beaf, chedar cheese, chicken with truffes, steak fajitas, venison, spaghetti & meat balls.
|At the beginning of the 19th century, a London-born doctor left his ship and settled in La Serena, Chile’s second oldest city. His grandson became the first member of the Edwards family to make wine in Chile’s ideal environment for growing grapes, and thereby founded a family tradition that flourishes to this day.
In 1976, his descendant, Luis Felipe Edwards Sr, purchased a large estate at Puquillay in some of the best viticultural land in Chile’s Central Valley. Thus began the latest chapter in the family’s winemaking story.
He restored old vineyards planted in the 1930s and early 1950s, introduced several new grape varieties and eventually built a winery equipped with the latest technology to make and bottle wine under his own name. His first vintage, Luis Felipe Edwards Cabernet Sauvignon 1994, was launched on the international market in late 1995 and is still magnificently drinkable to this day.
Today, 100% under the family’s control, the company exports to over 60 countries. Vina Luis Felipe Edwards is recognized worldwide as one of the Chile’s leading producers, with a range of high quality and award-winning wines produced by skilful local winemakers assisted by top international consultants.